Region 2A East Volleyball Tournament Information

Region 2A East Volleyball Tournament dates are Tuesday, November 10, Thursday, November 12 and Saturday, November 14.  All games are to start at 7:00 pm and the admission to the games is $6.00.

Quarter Final Games:  Tuesday, November 10:                                                            Game 1:  Amelia at Washington & Lee                                                                     Game 2:  Stuarts Draft at George Mason                                                                  Game 3:  Nandua at Goochland at 6:00                                                                                 Game 4:  Clarke County at RE Lee

Semi-final Games:  Thursday, November 12:                                                            Game 5:  Winner of Game 2 at Winner of Game 1                                                     Game 6:  Winner of Game 3 at Winner of Game 4

Finals:  Saturday, November 14:                                                                                 Game 7:  Winner of Game 5 at Winner of Game 6



Volleyball team wins the QRC 34 Tournament

The Bulldogs varsity volleyball team beat Amelia 3-0 (26-24, 25-22 & 25-14) on Saturday afternoon to win the Quad Rivers Conference Volleyball Tournament.  

With the win, GHS will host Nandua on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:00 in the quarter-final games of Region 2A East Volleyball Tournament.  Admission for the game is $6.00.  Amelia will travel to Washington & Lee (Montross) on Tuesday.

One District, One Book Preview

In January Goochland County Public Schools will be embarking on year 3 of a special project, a division-wide book club called One District, One Book (ODOB). ODOB is a unique program that provides elementary children at all grade levels with the opportunity to share the same book over the same time period. Curious as that may seem at first (the notion of fifth graders reading the same book as kindergarteners), it actually makes sound educational sense. Literacy experts recommend reading material out loud that is beyond a child’s individual reading level; the same experts support reading chapter books aloud with older children, even when they are able to read independently.

Our ODOB committee selected a title over the summer that can be followed, understood, and enjoyed by younger students, but that will still captivate older children. As the centerpiece of the program, every elementary school family will receive a copy of this same book and will be asked to share the literacy experience during the month of January.

The title will be announced at a special school-wide assembly introducing the program and the book immediately following the winter holiday, and your child will come home that week with his/her very own copy. When the books are distributed, families will also receive a shared community reading schedule so everyone can keep up at home. Generally, you will be asked to read one chapter each night—about 10-15 minutes. We hope that you will find the time to participate in this special activity focused on community and the importance of literacy.

We look forward to this year’s exciting announcement in January!

QRC 34 Volleyball Semi-Final Update

In the QRC 34 Volleyball Tournament:  Semi-Finals Games                          Goochland defeated Greensville 3-0                                                                          Amelia beat Nottoway 3-1

Goochland will host Amelia at 4:00 on Saturday, November 7 in the championship game of the QRC 34 Volleyball Tournament.  

Cost for the game is $7:00.  

GHS Family Passes, Senior Citizen Passes & Fall Athletic Team Passes do NOT work for tournament games.

What Programs Should GCPS Career & Tech Offer Next?

The Career and Technical Education Department is seeking community input about current and possible future CTE courses at Goochland Middle School and Goochland High School.  The survey will be available from now until November 20th, 2015.  The survey consists of approximately 10 questions and should take less than 15 minutes to complete.

Click here to access this survey.

The information will help the CTE department with program evaluation and help identify future needs within CTE.  Please note that no identifiable information will be gathered or used. The survey is completely anonymous.


QRC 34 Volleyball Update

Quarter-final Results from Tuesday, 11/3:                                                                               Greensville beat Brunswick 3-1                                                                                Amelia beat Bluestone 3-0                                                                                      Nottoway beat Prince Edward 3-2

Semi-Final:  Thursday, 11/5:                                                                                Goochland will host Greensville at 6:00                                                                    Amelia will host Nottoway at 6:00

Finals:  Saturday, 11/7:  (If at Goochland then the start time is 4:00 and if at Amelia the start time is 6:00)


Congratulations Dr. Ballard!

Please join us in congratulating Goochland High School assistant principal, Quentin Ballard, who has earned his doctoral degree! Quentin earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from Virginia Tech last week.

Quentin Ballard, Ed.D., GHS assistant principal

Quentin’s research was focused on how students access advanced math and science courses in Virginia’s high schools.

We are extremely proud of the work he and his family invested in this tremendous accomplishment. His commitment to scholarship and excellence is an exemplar for our students!

Quad Rivers Conference 34 Volleyball Tournament Information

The Quad Rivers Conference 34 Volleyball Tournament will be played on Tuesday, November 3, Thursday, November 5 and Saturday, November 7.  The admission for the games is $7.00.

Here are the seeding for the schools:                                                                              #1 Goochland                                                                                                                   #2 Amelia                                                                                                                               #3 Nottoway                                                                                                                         #4 Greensville                                                                                                                    #5 Brunswick                                                                                                                     #6 Prince Edward                                                                                                                          #7 Bluestone

Quarter Final Games:  Tuesday, November 3 at 6:00                                       Goochland has Bye                                                                                                     Game 1:  #5 Brunswick at #4 Greensville                                                                    Game 2:  #7 Bluestone at #2 Amelia                                                                           Game 3:  #6 Prince Edward at #3 Nottoway

Semi-final Games:  Thursday, November 5 at 6:00                                                  Game 4:  Winner of Game 1 at #1 Goochland                                                             Game 5 Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 2

Finals:  Saturday, November 7 at TBA                                                                   Game 6:  Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 4


Athletic events for the week of November 2, 2015

Athletic events for the week of November 2, 2015:

Monday, November 2:

1.  The scholastic bowl team travels to Prince Edward for their matches with Prince Edward & Bluestone starting at 5:30.

2.  The varsity football team travels to Prince Edward for their make up game at 7:00.

Tuesday, November 3:

1.  The Quad Rivers Conference 34 Volleyball Tournament kicks off at 6:00.  The Goochland team is seeded #1 and has a bye.  They will not play until Thursday.

Wednesday, November 4:

1.  The girls & boys cross country teams travel to Panorama Farms in Charlottesville to compete in Region 2A East Cross Country Meet.  The boys race starts at 3:00 with the girls race at 4:00.  The boys team placed first in the QRC 34 meet and the girls team came in second to Nottoway.

Thursday, November 5:

1.  The GHS varsity volleyball team will host a semi-final game in the QRC 34 Volleyball Tournament at 6:00.  Cost for the game is $7.00.

Friday, November 6:

1.  The varsity football team has a regular season bye.

Saturday, November 7:

1.  With a win on Thursday night, the varsity volleyball team will host the finals of the QRC 34 Volleyball Tournament at 4:00.

Annual School Report

Team Goochland,

We have released our annual school report!  This document is a publication that outlines all of the success in GCPS and all our schools over the past year along with data to support our trajectory of excellence.  We sent one home with every student in our community; however, you can also find the entire report online HERE.

Oct. 26th – 30th


*Introducing, writing, and doing activities with the letter Uu

*Tracking words (pointing to words) in sentences at the bottom of the page.

*Learning to read the following TRICK WORDS: up.  Reviewing: look, see, like, I, come, my, at, the.

*Writing as “authors” in our Writing “Community”.

*Writing and reading our very own Halloween books!

*Working in RAZ Kids on a new story.


*Working on NUMBER SENSE and doing activities with the numbers 0-10. Learning to write our 0-10. Focus on 0-5 this week.

*Working on more/less and before/after.

*Creating even more fun patterns!


Working in our unit on Fall Celebrations. Our Book Character Day is Friday, October 30th  Please send your child’s costume to school in a bag. Your child’s costume must fit OVER your child’s regular clothes. Our Fall Celebration will be that afternoon at 2:30p.m.**Please NO masks or play weapons.



*Learning about BATS.

Over ——->



*Be sure to save and turn in your BOXTOP FOR EDUCATIONS labels!

*Your child will receive a GHOST with their name on it to go on our October Calendar if they can spell October (orally), and read the following words: look, at, a, my, I, the, this, see, like.

*October 21st – 27th  Book Fair Week.  October 27th is the last day to purchase books.

*Wednesday, October 28th we will watch Theater IV perform Sleeping Beauty

*Friday, October 30th is Book Character Dress up day!  Please fill out the form and return.

*Friday, October 30th is our Fall Treat from 2:30-3:00.

*Guest Reader Time!  Parents are invited into the room Monday-Thursday from 2:50 to 3:00 to read to the class.  If you would like to participate please email me a specific day or date and we can get you all set up.  If the time does not work please let me know and we can work something out.  We have plenty of books in the classroom, but you are more then welcome to bring your own books from home.  The students like to pick them out at home and really enjoy this time.  Look forward to seeing you!

*  If your child has headphones at home and would like to bring them in to use on Technology Fridays, please send them in. :)

Happy Fall!

Mrs. Neiditch

Directions to East Rockingham High School

Start out going east on River Rd W/VA-6 toward Bulldog Way. 0.02 miles
Take the 1st left onto Bulldog Way.
  • Goochland Middle School is on the left
0.93 miles
Turn left onto Sandy Hook Rd/US-522 N. Continue to follow US-522 N. 6.23 miles
Merge onto I-64 W via the ramp on the left toward Charlottesville.
  • If you are on Cross County Rd and reach Junction Ln you’ve gone a little too far
22.38 miles
Merge onto US-15 N via EXIT 136 toward Gordonsville/Orange. 12.16 miles
Enter next roundabout and take the 2nd exit onto US-33 W. 34.81 miles
Turn left onto Rockingham Pike.
  • If you are on Spotswood Trl and reach Downey Knolls Dr you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far
0.33 miles
Turn left onto Eagle Rock Rd.
  • Eagle Rock Rd is just past Solsburg Rd
  • If you reach Independent Rd you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far
0.15 miles
East Rockingham High School, 250 EAGLE ROCK RD is on the right.
  • If you reach the end of Eagle Rock Rd you’ve gone a little too far
0.00 miles

Athletic events for the week of October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26:

1.  The middle school volleyball team hosts Steward School at 5:00.

2.  The Scholastic Bowl teams host Amelia & Randolph-Henry at 5:30.

3.  The JV football team will host Prince Edward in a make up game at 6:00.

Tuesday, October 27:

1.  The JV & varsity volleyball teams travel to Bluestone for their last regular season game at 5:30 & 6:30.

2.  The middle school volleyball travels to St. Catherine’s for their game at 6:00.

Wednesday, October 28:  

1.  The middle school boys soccer team travels to Fork Union for their game at 4:30.  

2.  DUE TO RAIN FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, THIS MEET HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29:  Members of the high school team travel to Pocahontas State Park for the Quad Rivers Conference 34 Cross County Meet.  The girls race at 3:00 and the boys start at 3:45.  They will be racing on the Bright Hope Course.  Admission is a $4.00 parking fee.

Thursday, October 29:

1.  The middle school volleyball team hosts Collegiate at 5:00.

2.  The JV football team travels to Bluestone for their last game of the season at 6:30.

Friday, October 30:

1.  The varsity football team hosts Bluestone at 7:00.

Saturday, October 31:

1.  The cheer competition squad travels to East Rockingham High School for the Region 2A East Cheer Competition starting at noon.


Kindergarten Mother Goose Performances at RES

The kindergarten team’s Mother Goose Performances at Randolph Elementary School have become one of my very favorite demonstrations of student learning.

The spoken language, “sing-song” rhythm of nursery rhymes are perfect for early readers to begin to master what’s referred to by educators and literacy researchers as “concept of word.” Concept of word is the match between the spoken word and the printed word; it represents a continuum of knowledge and helps form a critical bridge for children between key literacy skills.

Perhaps more importantly, the children get to flex their creative muscles. And the audience enjoys every minute.

Reminder of Fall Concert

Our fall concert is just around the corner.   All students in the GMS and GHS choral program will present our Fall Concert on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7:00p.m. in the auditorium.   Please join me in welcoming Henry Baskerville, our guest pianist for the evening.   Mr. Baskerville will play several selections on the piano, as well as perform with several of our student singers.   It will be an exciting evening of music with a wide variety of music being performed.   All students should arrive by 6:30 for warm-ups and to prepare for taking the stage.

What to WEAR???


Girls-Black dress pants or skirt, white blouse and dark shoes

Boys-Black dress pants, white shirt, neck tie, and dark shoes


Jazz Choir-Red sequined dress, black character shoes

GHS Mixed Choir-

Women-Black or red dress, black shoes, pearl necklace

Men-Black dress pants, black shoes(You need to get) white shirt, red vest and bow tie(I will provide)



Directions for cheer competition in Windsor on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

  1. Start out going east on River Rd W/VA-6 toward Bulldog Way. Continue to follow VA-6. (go 15.68 miles)
  2. Merge onto VA-288 S toward US-60/Midlothian/Chesterfield. (go 27.16 miles)
  3. Merge onto I-95 S toward Petersburg. (go 15.17 miles)
  4. Take the Rives Rd exit, EXIT 47, toward VA-629. (go 0.23 miles)
  5. Turn left onto Rives Rd. PETERSBURG SHELL is on the corner If you reach I-95 S you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 1.93 miles)
  6. Rives Rd becomes Bull Hill Rd. (go 0.08 miles)
  7. Turn right onto County Dr/US-460 E. Continue to follow US-460 E. If you reach New Bohemia Dr you’ve gone a little too far (go 40.78 miles)
  8. Turn left onto N Prince St/US-258 N. CHASMAR CONVIENCE AND GAS is on the corner If you are on US-460 E and reach Watson St you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far (go 0.33 miles)
  9. Take the 3rd right onto Joyner Town Ln. Joyner Town Ln is just past Essie Doris Ln If you are on Courthouse Hwy and reach Kensington Ct you’ve gone about 0.3 miles too far (go 0.2 miles)
  10. Turn left onto N Court St. (go 0.13 miles)
  11. 23320 N COURT ST.

Athletic events for the week of October 19, 2015

Athletic events for the week of October 19, 2015:

Monday, Oct. 19:

1.  The middle school volleyball team travels to Powhatan Junior HIgh School for their games at 4:30.

2.  The scholastic bowl team travels to Cumberland to play Cumberland & Buckingham starting at 5:30.

3.  8th & 9th grade members of the JV football team travel to Fluvanna for their game at 6:00.

Tuesday, Oct. 20:

1.  The middle school volleyball team travels to Steward School for their games at 4:30.

2.  The middle school boys soccer team hosts Collegiate at Leake Mill Park at 4:30.

3.  The JV & varsity volleyball teams travel to Nottoway for their games at 5:30 & 6:30.

4.  The cheerleaders competition squad travels to Windsor for the Quad Rivers Conference 34 Cheer Competition at 7:00.  The competition will take place at Georgie D. Tyler Middle School in Windsor.  (Address for the middle school is 23320 North Court Street, Windsor, VA 23487)

Wednesday, Oct. 21:

1.  The girls & boys cross country teams travel to Occoneechee State Park in Clarksville.  The boys run at 2:00 with the girls running at 3:00.  Admission is a $3.00 parking fee.

2.  The middle school boys soccer team travels to Fork Union Military Academy for their game at 4:30.

Thursday, Oct. 22:

1.  The middle school volleyball team host Nottoway at 5:00.

2.  The JV & varsity volleyball teams host Central at 5:30.

3.  The JV football team hosts Central at 6:30.

Friday, Oct. 23:

1.  The varsity football team travels to Central for their game at 7:00.



Farm to School Continues to Thrive in Goochland

Goochland’s Farm to School program continues to thrive! Here, a partnership between Chef Stephanie Charnes’ culinary arts students at Goochland Tech and nutrition staff at the secondary complex brings gourmet fall treats using locally-grown foods to students!

Begun in 2009 when nutrition supervisor, Lisa Landrum, had a vision for bringing more locally-grown produce and foods into school cafeterias, Farm to School has expanded. Once each week locally-grown foods comprise the entire menu in every school cafeteria. Local farmers come to teach students about the processes they use to develop healthier, organic foods as they’re served in the school cafeterias.


Instructions for Entering Numbers and Email Addresses into Powerschool


Just a reminder that getting set up to receive important notices from the schools on your cell phone by text or email is very easy! You can enter multiple phone numbers and email addresses so school messages will come right where you want them to.

Instructions are here.

We strongly encourage you to take a few moments and do this!

Athletic events for the week of October 12, 2015

Monday, October 12:

1.  The middle school volleyball team travels to Cumberland for their games at 4:30.

Tuesday, October 13:

1.  The middle school boys soccer team travels to St. Christopher’s for their game at 4:30.

2.  The JV & varsity volleyball teams host Prince Edward at 5:30 & 6:30.

Wednesday, October 14:

1.  The middle school & high school cross country teams host a home meet.  The middle school will be hosting Powhatan while the high school will be hosting Bluestone, Buckingham & Prince Edward.  The cross county meet starts at 4:30.

2.  The middle school volleyball team hosts St. Anne’s at 5:00.

Thursday, October 15:

1.  The JV & varsity volleyball teams host Buckingham at 5:30 & 6:30.

2.  The JV football team travels to Nottoway for their game at 6:30.

Friday, October 16:

1.  The middle school volleyball team travels to Collegiate for their games at 4:30.

2.  The varsity football team hosts Nottoway at 7:00.

Saturday, October 17:

  1.  Members of the girls & boys cross country teams will compete in the Cross Country Invitational at Pole Green Park.  The event starts at 8:45 with the college runners.